Upcoming Events

  • Route for the Brave Final Celebration
    Friday, August 26, 2016 - 9:00am
    The Route for the Brave Ends Friday, August 26th. Join Us in San Francisco.

    Our team has walked over 3,100 miles from Atlantic City, New Jersey to San Francisco, California to raise funds to build a House of Healing for Gold Star families and veterans with PTSD.  We have met many veterans and...

  • Friday, August 26, 2016 -
    10:00am to 12:30pm

    You've followed the walk online, and maybe walked a mile or two with us.  Now, help us end this historic walk across America.  The walk begins at 10:00 am EST at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square, travels to the Microsoft store at the Westfield San Francisco Center, and ends at the beach...

  • Friday, August 26, 2016 -
    10:15am to 11:15am

    Join us for our last party at Microsoft where we will Skype with a Gold Star family and honor Microsoft veteran employees.  This a family-friendly, FREE event, so bring your friends and family.

    Microsoft Store at Westfield San Francisco Centre , Space 257

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  • San Francisco 49ers
    Friday, August 26, 2016 - 6:30pm

    In honor of the Walk Across America, David Roth and Kevin Winton will be walking the official game ball from the tunnel to the 50 yard line to present it for the 49ers game.

    Levi's Stadium

    4900 Marie P DeBartolo Way

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  • Route for the Brave Banquet
    Saturday, August 27, 2016 -
    2:00pm to 5:00pm

    Meet the team, thank our sponsors, and celebrate our success.  Tickets to this luncheon are $50 a person.  Dress is business casual.

    Hilton San Francisco Union Square

    333 O'Farrell St.

    San...

  • The Sun Kings Concert
    Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 8:00pm

    An evening with The Sun Kingsperforming 50th Anniversary of 1966 & More!  Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the the Beatles FINAL CONCERT.

    The Sun Kings are not a traditional Beatles tribute band. Every member of the band is a veteran musician who loves recreating The Beatles’ music...

  • 2016 Notre Dame Bucket List Game
    Friday, September 23, 2016 (All day)

    Our annual Bucket List game will be played at Notre Dame this year.  Helping Hands for Freeedom's co-founder, Patrick Shannon, will host soldiers from all over the country for the weekend. (Sept. 23-25)  We will partner with other foundations to make their dreams come true.

    Sponsor the...

  • 2016 Helping Hands for Freedom Boot Camp for Kids
    Saturday, October 1, 2016 -
    10:00am to 3:00pm
    Join us at the 2016 Boot Camp for Kids in Greenwood, Indiana!

    ROPE CLIMB – OBSTACLE COURSE – WALL CLIMB – FIREARMS TRAINING – SPECIAL GUEST APPEARANCES - AND MUCH MORE FUN ACTIVITIES !!!!!

    Ages 8-18
    Every participant receives a t-shirt and lunch.
    Location: Knotts Family Farm –...

  • Saturday, October 22, 2016 -
    1:00pm to 3:00pm

    Join us at the Microsoft Store - Scottsdale Fashion Square (7014 E Camelback Rd #1288, Scottsdale, AZ 85251)

    Enjoy a day of fun and fantasy while supporting the work of Helping Hands for Freedom.

    Help us celebrate and honor the families of our Military.

    Enjoy Free XBOX Play...

  • Saturday, November 5, 2016 -
    4:00pm to 8:00pm

    Mark your calendars for the Annual Gold Star Family BBQ.  This event is by invitation only.  For more information, please email dfishburn@helpinghandsforfreedom.org.

  • Thursday, December 8, 2016 -
    6:00pm to 10:00pm

    Mark your calenders for this event.  By invitation only.  Contact dfishburn@helpinghandsforfreedom.org for further details.

Getting Involved

  • Tickets to the Diamondback Game

    Thank you, Southwest Veterans Chamber for donating tickets to the Diamondbacks game.  Our Gold Star families loved it.

  • Gold Star Day at the Arizona Snowbowl

    Gold Star Day at the Arizona Snowbowl

    Gold star families braved the stormy weather to spend time together at the Arizona Snowbowl. Despite the weather conditions, the families had a great time taking the Scenic Chairlift and the lunch provided as well.

  • Gold Star Picnic in Littleton, Colorado

    Gold Star Picnic in Littleton, Colorado

    Close to 65 military children and families attend our 1st annual Gold Star Family picnic.  The magician and balloon maker was the star of the day and made sure all the kids were entertained.

    Read more here.

  • https://www.helpinghandsforfreedom.org/media/press-releases/dream-chaser-fulfilled-at-memorial-day-cubs-game
    Dream Chaser at the Memorial Day Cub's Game
    On Monday,May 31, 2016, HHFF celebrated Memorial Day at Wrigely field with the Tristan Hotchkin, gold star son of Gunnar Hotchkin.  Tristan threw out the pitch for the Memorial Day game. 
     
    Read the full story here.
     
  • Gold Star Day at Castles 'N Coasters

    Gold Star Day at Castles 'N Coasters

    Survivor Outreach Services and Helping Hands for Freedom teamed up to take Arizona Gold Star families to Castles 'N Coasters.  The families were treated to park admission, miniature golf, arcade cash, and dinner. 

    Learn more about our Life Enrichment program.

  • Gold Star Wives Day - Abuelo's Mexican Food Restaurant

    Gold Star Wives Day - Abuelo's Mexican Food Restaurant

    Abuelo's Mexican Restaurant sponsored the Gold Star Wives lunch last Saturday. Our ladies enjoyed the event. The food was superb, service was great, and the memories are to be cherished. 

    Learn more about our Life Enrichment program here.

  • Route for the Brave

    The Route for the Brave - Walk Across America is a fundraiser in support of Helping Hands for Freedom’s effort to build a retreat house for military members and their families who have endured multiple deployments, been wounded, or who have died in the line of duty.

HHFF Briefing

Gold Star Day at the Arizona Snowbowl
Gold Star Day at the Arizona Snowbowl

Gold star families braved the stormy weather to spend time together at the Arizona Snowbowl. Despite the weather conditions, the families had a great
time taking the Scenic Chairlift and the lunch provided as well.

Mission